Great news for blind or visually impaired Potter fans! The fifth book in the series, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix has been formatted into Braille. The fifth book is the longest of the seven, and it might seem like a brick at 765 pages for the UK Edition, but printed in Braille, Order of the Phoenix is multiple volumes that reach two feet in height when stacked on top of each other. The Braille version of this book was done by the Scottish Braille Press manager John Donaldson. The book costs the same price as regularly printed versions even with the vast difference in size. This means that the well-loved series can be enjoyed just as easily for anyone who cannot read the original versions.
Scottish Braille Press has produced a number of other novels and magazines besides Harry Potter. They are funded by Royal Blind, and all donations given make a huge difference for the blind and visually impaired people. The company averages between six and ten book releases each year. This is a great way for everyone to get the chance to pursue reading and have the same opportunities as anyone else. To donate or see their shop, you can visit the Scottish Braille Press website.
Did you know that the first five Potter books were available in Braille? Do you know anyone who might benefit from this? Leave a comment!
Posted by Veronica
12-12-2012 at 2:45 PM